Song of Remembrance
- Copyright ©2002 Ann Millikan. All Rights Reserved.
- Text: Ann Millikan
- Duration: 8:00
Instrumentation: SSAA women's choir; optional solo
Awarded Highest Honors: Waging Peace Through Singing 2002
- Song of Remembrance is a modal composition, to be sung in the style of chant: non-vibrato, with a rubato driven by the text. Much of the piece is monophonic, with highly expressive melismatic lines, and may be sung either as a solo or in unison by the full women’s choir. The work ends with a very dramatic 3 and 4-part divisi section. I wrote the text based on a dream that I had. The character’s evocative story is one of loss and devastation. My intention for the piece is that it truly be a song of remembrance for people everywhere who have suffered such losses due to war and exploitation. Premiered by the Oregon Repertory Singers during the Oregon Bach Festival, July 1, 2002.
- SDPC 140 01 $9/copy